Half-price In Advance – May 2016

Half-price In Advance – May 2016

With more than 200 theaters in town, there’s no better place than Chicago to get your dose of arts and culture — and you can do it on a budget. Our partners at the League of Chicago Theatres and Hot Tix curated this list of must-see shows for May. Check for half-price tickets by clicking each link or visit Hot Tix at Guest Services — and check back each month for more hot picks!

DOWNTOWN | FAMILY FRIENDLY
THE KING AND I
Through May 22
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Dr. in the Loop

Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban illuminate the Lyric stage in a glorious spectacle of unforgettable songs, marvelous costumes, and opulent scenery. Limited engagement.

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DOWNTOWN
CHICAGO
May 10 – 15
Broadway In Chicago at Cadillac Palace
151 W. Randolph St. in the Loop
Available in advance!

Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920’s, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Starring John O’Hurley. One week only.

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DOWNTOWN
THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN’S WINDOW
Through June 5
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn St. in the Loop

Greenwich Village, 1964: As Sidney Brustein gets swept up in the radical issues of the day, he ignores the dangerous tension mounting between himself and his wife Iris, the one person he holds most dear. The final work from Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun).

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STOREFRONT SPOTLIGHT
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Through June 26
American Blues Theater at the Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Park

For years, Little Shop of Horrors has made audiences scream with laughter. In the gleefully gruesome musical, Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into playing nursemaid to a man-eating plant.

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DOWNTOWN
DISENCHANTED
May 10 – June 5
Broadway In Chicago at Broadway Playhouse
175 E. Chestnut Ave. on the Magnificent Mile
Available in advance!

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Forget the princesses you think you know – After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

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STOREFRONT SPOTLIGHT
THE PRODUCERS
Through June 26
Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Ave. in Lakeview

★★★ from the Chicago Tribune. From the theatre that brought you Avenue Q and The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes comes a revival of this insanely funny musical spoof on Broadway traditions, winner of a record 12 Tony Awards.

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WORLD PREMIERE
MARY PAGE MARLOWE
Through June 5
Steppenwolf Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. in Lincoln Park

★★★★ from the Chicago Tribune. Mary Page Marlowe is an accountant from Ohio. As we discover moments from Mary’s ordinary life, a portrait of a surprisingly complicated woman emerges. From the Pulitzer-winning playwright of August: Osage County.

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MIDWEST PREMIERE
#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT
Through July 24
UP Comedy Club
230 W. North Ave. in Old Town

Time Out Chicago Critics’ Pick. Date night? Girls’ night? Bro hang? One woman placed 38 “undateable” profiles on the world’s most popular dating site. The hilarious results are back by popular demand in a show Splash Magazine declares is “not to be missed!”

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ABOUT HOT TIX

Hot Tix is run by the League of Chicago Theatres on behalf of the theatre industry in Chicago. We feature half-price tickets to a wide variety of shows and companies, from downtown houses to neighborhood storefronts to suburban theatres, and we provide friendly customer service at our three downtown Chicago locations. When you purchase tickets from Hot Tix, you help support a vibrant and growing theatre community.

HOT TIX LOCATIONS

Expo 72: 72 E. Randolph
Tues – Sat 10a-6p, Sun 11a-4p

Block Thirty Seven: 108 N. State
Mon – Sat 10a-6p, Sun 11a-5p

Water Works: 163 E. Pearson
Tues – Sat 10a-6p, Sun 11a-4p